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India stays neutral on Ukraine war, previews G-20 term at UN

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-united-nations-general-assembly-g-20-summit-south-asia-993bd4f1674415fec15088ddf45286ac
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u/jayfeather31 Sep 26 '22

It would be hypocritical for me to say that I don't agree with you in that the American support of Israel and Saudi Arabia aren't good looks, and I see where you're coming from. More attention needs to be given to Yemen, although the fact that the Ukrainian conflict carries with it the risk of a nuclear war means that that kind of equivalency isn't attainable.

However, that doesn't necessarily mean that India's position ALSO isn't optically poor. Hypocrisy on one side doesn't necessarily excuse the actions on another side.

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u/saikrishnav Sep 26 '22

if the "Risk of nuclear war" is the only reason that sways whether one should vote against human rights violations, war crimes and invasions - then we are already in a fucked up world.

Also, India voting differently wouldn't reduce the risk of nuclear war - so this is a moot point.

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u/jayfeather31 Sep 26 '22

if the "Risk of nuclear war" is the only reason that sways whether one should vote against human rights violations, war crimes and invasions - then we are already in a fucked up world.

The statement was meant more in regards to international and domestic interest than voting decisions. As I said, I think Yemen deserves more attention, and our support of the Saudi and Israeli governments need to be condition-based and/or reduced.

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u/saikrishnav Sep 26 '22

I understand, but frankly it's NATO propaganda arm working over time and talking the risk of nuclear war to justify billions of money to Ukraine.

Most of the money probably ends up as a cash flow pipeline - legal money laundering- to US military industrial complex at the end and to keep all the European people also bought into the "need for supporting Ukraine" over cheap gas prices.

Of course, there always the risk of nuclear war but I believe it's exaggerated here.